2014 Mercedes S Class lands in China and immediately gets spied
As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The 2014 Mercedes S Class which was unveiled on May 15th in Hamburg, Germany has landed in China and instantly, its spyshots have also landed on Chinese websites.
There are chances that the spotted vehicle could be used for promotionals or demo purposes. During the development stage of the car, exhaustive testing had been carried out in China.
China is undoubtedly the most important market for the all-new Mercedes S Class. Given the technology and the comfort it offers, it would be easily lapped up by the Chinese customers who love their long wheelbase limousines.
The new S Class lineup is made up of the S350 BlueTEC which is powered by a 3.5 litre 258bhp V6 diesel, followed by the S500 which is powered by a 455 bhp 4.7 litre V8 petrol motor.
Then there are two hybrid variants namely S300 BlueTEC Hybrid and S400 Hybrid. The former employs a 2.1 litre four cylinder petrol engine coupled to a hybrid drivetrain to produce 204 bhp. The latter uses the 3.5 litre diesel engine to belt out a combined output of 306 bhp.
The petrol and petrol hybrid variants are expected to be popular in China.